Finally autumn arrives. The weather is sometimes cold and sometimes warm, and it paves the way for cold and flu. It is possible to say that we mainly spend time in a closed environment without fresh air is one of the cause why people get flu and cold in the autumn. In addition, flu may seriously affect your life even worse if it is not treated. Because in some cases, antibiotics cannot work in the treatment of the flu. Therefore, it is really important to prevent your body from the negative effects of the flu. So, what should we do? Here, 8 ways to minimize your chances of getting the flu or cold:
1. Personal hygiene
You may get flu even by touching a surface with a flu virus. Therefore, we should wash our hands more regularly especially in the autumn.
2. Healthy foods
Fatty foods, alcohol, cigarettes, sweets are the foods that weaken your immune system. You should avoid these foods especially during the autumn months when it is time for the flu epidemics. Otherwise, your immune system weakens and you will be an easy target for the flu virus.
3. Take Your Vitamins
During flu epidemics in the autumn, it is important to feed your body with foods that are rich in vitamin C and E. Cabbage, broccoli, orange, tangerine, lemon, radish, date palm, onions are autumn vegetables and fruits that are rich in vitamin C and E. Don’t forget that you can take your vitamins by consuming dried nuts.
4. Drink Liquids. Lots of them.
Water is the source of our life. Water helps rid of unwanted toxins in our body. Drinking enough water during the day make your body more resistant to viruses. Therefore it is important to be more encouraged to drink fluids and water during these months.
5. Fresh air
If you want to prevent your body from getting flu and a cold, open more often your room’s window and let the fresh air in. This place may be our home or office. Remember that epidemics can easily spread in closed and crowded environments without ventilation. Therefore, refresh the air of the place you often in.
6. Reduce your stress
We all get stressed as a result of a lot of problems we face in our daily life. And the stress directly affects your immune system. The more you get stressed, the more your immune system gets damaged. And this paves the way for diseases. Therefore you should avoid as much as you can from the stress factors and keep clean your mind in order to prevent yourself from autumn flu and cold.
7. Reduce your contact
During the epidemics, you shouldn’t even kiss your close friend with whom you bump each other on the road. It is impossible to know whether or not their bodies have flu virus! Hugging somebody when you are ill is one of the most important that causes the epidemic spread. Therefore, it is better to avoid as much as you can hugging & kissing each other showing mutual understanding.
8. Wear warm clothes
The weather easily changes in the autumn, so we may not know if we wear thick or finer clothes or not. This is like an invitation for the diseases. Due to that, we shouldn’t prefer wearing thicker clothes. You can spread the viruses if you are in a closed and warm environment and sweat due to your thick clothes. Therefore, do not let your body sweat or cold.